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06-05-2014 11:15 PM

In case you keep track of such things…. (From Woodshop News)

Milwaukee Tool acquires Empire Level

Posted on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 14:39

Milwaukee Tool announced the acquisition of the Empire Level business based in Mukwonago, Wis.
Founded in 1919, Empire Level is a provider of layout and measurement products, including levels, squares, layout tools, and safety and utility tape.
“From the invention of the Monovial, to the introduction of the first Torpedo Level, Empire has a strong history of innovation. We share a passion for delivering best-in-class solutions for our users,” Milwaukee Tool president Steve Richman said in a statement. “We are extremely proud to expand our portfolio with Empire Level and we are committed to driving disruptive innovation and accelerated growth within the business.”

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#1 posted 06-06-2014 12:13 AM

Just diversifying a little?

“Disruptive innovation” is an interesting choice of words for a press statement.

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#2 posted 06-06-2014 12:17 AM

Interesting. I like both companies. So it’s Empire/Milwaukee/TTI/One World Technologies?

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#3 posted 06-06-2014 12:19 AM

Home Depot had quit carrying their levels. Hopefully with Milwaukee at the wheel they will be back in the stores.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#4 posted 06-07-2014 09:30 PM

I’m with you, chrisstef! I’ve got no idea what disruptive innovation might be, other than Windows Vista, maybe?
Mergers are often one step away from offshore manufacturing. Get ‘em now!!!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#5 posted 06-07-2014 10:26 PM

I bet what was left of empire USA will be moved to China.

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#6 posted 06-07-2014 10:26 PM

I think it will be disruptive to the employees whose jobs will be shipped to China.

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